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Clinton Joseph Parr

Military

Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 31 x missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD).

Awards: AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • John Allen

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 31 x missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Charles Blevins

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 31 x missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • George Daniels

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 31 x missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Gerald Hansen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 31 x missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Holland

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 31 x missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: DFC, AM(3OLC), American Campaign, WWII Victory, EAME (1 x battle star).

  • Louis Perez

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 31 x missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Ridley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 31 x missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Arthur Terhorst

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 27 x missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 615th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31485 Old Ironsides

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 11/10/43; Gr Island 21/11/43; La Guardia 29/11/43; New York 1/12/43; Presque Is 2/12/43; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-X] Deenethorpe 6/1/44; RAF Stornaway 5/4/44, ret grp 6/4/44; Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 9/6/45; Syracuse 10/6...

  • 42-37981 Belle of the Barbary Coast

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 3/11/43; Gr Island 12/11/43; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-P] Deenethorpe 3/12/43; Missing in Action Leipzig 7/7/44 with Jim Neill, Co-pilot: Elbert Hammond, Navigator: Alby Roddy, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: George Moore, Radio...

  • 42-97073

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/1/44; Alexandra 12/2/44; Presque Is 4/3/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-N] Deenethorpe 23/3/44; Missing in Action Dessau 28/5/44 with Vince Kaminski, Bombardier: Dee Black, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jack Agee, Radio Operator...

  • 42-97600

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 3/1/44; Langley 26/1/44; Grenier 25/2/44; Assigned 91BG Bassingbourn 27/4/44; transferred 351BG [ -Y] Polebrook 14/6/44; 614BS/401BG [IW-Y] Deenethorpe 20/8/44; 613BS [IN-Y]. ...

Associated Place

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

  • Pyote Army Airfield

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born Davison, MI 48423, USA 20 March 1920

Son of Clayton B and Alta Parr.

Lived in Davison, MI 48423, USA 1941
Enlisted Detroit, MI 27 December 1941

Detroit, Michigan

Pilot training Lea County Regional Airport, 6601 W Carlsbad Hwy, Hobbs, NM 88240, USA 1942

Basic flight training - Hobbs, New Mexico.

Pilot training Pyote, TX, USA 1942

Primary flight training - Pyote, TX.

Pilot training Marfa, TX 79843, USA 1943 – 30 August 1943

Advanced flight training - Marfa, TX. Awarded wings, commissioned 2nd Lieutenant.

Based Deenethorpe March 1944 – September 1944

Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

End Tour Duty (ETD) England, UK September 1944

Ended Tour Duty (ETD).

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 November 2021 21:20:50 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards and events
Sources

https://catalog.archives.gov/id/143787580
https://www.fold3.com/image/659524758
https://www.fold3.com/image/133443825
https://www.fold3.com/record/84369461/clinton-parr-wwii-army-enlistment-...

Date Contributor Update
21 March 2018 18:41:37 TennyBelle Changes to place associations
Sources

added connection to Pyote AAF

Date Contributor Update
05 March 2018 11:31:04 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

Key Image ID.
https://www.fold3.com/record/48394984-clinton-j-parr
http://401bg.org/Wiki/p0338.ashx

Date Contributor Update
05 March 2018 10:48:01 Al_Skiff Changes to nickname, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Key Image ID.
https://www.fold3.com/record/48394984-clinton-j-parr
http://401bg.org/Wiki/p0338.ashx

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:32 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum Membership List, July 2000, http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=338

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